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I started to fill my Feedly content by following a variety of sources linked to #edtech, including TED Ed and Free Technology for Teachers. I widen my search by only searching education, in which I found a variation of blogs and news articles for diverse views. When looking at the sources I was following, many were based in the US, so I strengthened my search to focus on Canadian education.Screen Shot 2019-05-16 at 5.33.27 PM

The first source that I have chosen to follow, in reference to education in general, is the Canadian Education Association (CEA). I choose to follow this magazine specifically because of its focus on Canadian education. Many of the articles I found were based in the United States, which is helpful, but there are different rules and regulations within the USA so I prefer to read Canadian content. A down side to this site is that the posts are roughly once a month unlike many others that post a few within one week. Within this source the article that caught my eye was “Stop Asking Them to Turn Off Their Devices!” The point of the article was to allow students to use their devices in a safe and responsible manner. I found this to be very relevant to this EDTC class.  Though there are not many articles, the website link is pack with many more resources.

My second source is Educational Technology, a website full of teaching and learning resources, especially apps.Screen Shot 2019-05-16 at 1.22.09 PM

Recently the music program at my elementary school was cut meaning student from kindergarten to grade 3 do not have a traditional music teacher. The article “Another Important Guide for Music Teachers and Students” 
got me thinking that maybe the homeroom teachers could use iPads or smart board apps to teach music within their own classroom. This resource publishes roughly 14 artilces a week ranging from science to music to video making. The other article I found was “3 Handy Apple Guides to Help Teachers Integrate Coding in Teaching“. Ever since I supervised a coding program for children at the public library, I have been terrified that one day I will be asked to teach my students how to code. Though this article only gives a few tips about learning and teaching code, I am sure there will be more to come.



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